coastal home architects


aerial of stonington borough, ct photo: clay burkhalter


Our Stonington, CT office is located on a long, narrow peninsula in a historic seaside village. For the past 26 years we have been designing new homes and renovations in challenging coastal environments such as Stonington Borough. Since most of our projects are subject to a complexity of zoning, flood and historic regulations, we have developed an expertise in residential design that is sensitive to the coastline, the site and surroundings.


Michael McKinley and Associates, LLC has designed homes, renovations and family compounds in well-known coastal communities such as Watch Hill and Shelter Harbor, Rhode Island, Greenwich and Guilford, CT and Vero Beach, FL.

Our office is distinguished by our ability to provide clients the very individualized attention of a small office and the technical expertise and high-level design found in a large metropolitan firm.

We offer full project management and serve as a single point of contact for permitting, engineering, landscape, bidding and construction management. We also take pride in introducing our clients to the highest quality builders, craftsmen and artisans.


Principal Architect, Michael McKinley, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, established the firm in 1989 after working as lead designer at several internationally known firms in Boston and New York. He is the lead designer on every project and meets with clients throughout the entire design and construction phase.

Michael McKinley is licensed in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Florida and New Jersey.